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The New Help to Buy ISA: The Details

April 2, 2015
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During the 2015 Budget announcement, the Chancellor, George Osborne revealed a new type of ISA, to be made available to the public in the Autumn of this year. The Help to Buy ISA is sure to be of interest to young people in particular, or to parents with […]

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April Market Commentary

April 2, 2015
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The focus in March inevitably turned towards the UK Budget – delivered by Chancellor George Osborne on March 18th – and the forthcoming General Election, with the two main parties currently running neck and neck in the opinion polls.

It was therefore easy to overlook significant events that happened at […]

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What to do with Pension Freedom – cash-in, drawdown or annuity?

March 5, 2015
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From April 2015, those over 55 will be allowed to take as much money from their pension pot as they like, when they like, until the money runs out, dependent on the rules governing their individual pension scheme.

This includes taking the whole lot as a single lump […]

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How good is the prospect of retirement security in the UK?

March 5, 2015
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The UK has slipped by four places to 22nd in a global survey looking at the countries with the best – and worst – retirement security, according to a recent Professional Pensions article. Switzerland was named the top performer in the Natixis Global Asset Management CoreData Global Retirement Index (GRI […]

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Pensions Reform – tax opportunities and pitfalls

March 4, 2015
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The pension freedom reforms are being accompanied by a flurry of tax changes in April. Savers could be able to pass on what’s left of their pension pots to loved ones tax-free after death, after the Chancellor announced the scrapping of the 55 per cent tax […]

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March Market Commentary

March 4, 2015
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At last! A full house, ladies and gentlemen. For the first time since we started this bulletin all the major world stock markets moved resolutely upwards in February. Some by a little, some by a lot and some – step forward the UK – finally breaking through a previous high […]

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The launch of Pension Wise and the need for proper Financial Planning

February 9, 2015
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Following George Osborne’s announcement during the 2014 Budget that over-55s would benefit from increased freedoms around their pensions, the government has recently provided details on its free ‘advice’ service, which was also announced during last year’s Budget.

The service, now named Pension Wise, will offer […]

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2015 Budget Preview

February 9, 2015
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It’s only two months ago – on December 3rd – that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. But we’re now just a few weeks away from his last Budget before the General Election, which will be held on May 7th.

When Osborne delivered his […]

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